50 Ways to Leave Your … Diet

Let’s make a new plan, Stan. Everyone knows diets don’t work. So here’s 50 specific reasons why you need to break up with the diet mindset.

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Why I'm Obsessed with Minimalism (and How it Improves Your Nutrition)

Many of us have images in our head of what it means to be minimalist. Joshua Becker, author of “The More of Less” says to describe it quickest: “I am intentionally trying to live with only the things I really need.” I think that’s a great way of explaining it quickly. It did not start out for me as a life-changing experience, a moral compass or a new way of life. It simply started out of necessity. Here’s ways you can enjoy minimalism in your life and nutrition…

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5 Winter Food Prescriptions [Immune Boost]

Food is nature’s medicine. What’s your prescription? I often get requests asking for the best foods to eat in each season, today I’ve curated my top winter picks for you. It’s a tasty prescription.

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That Time I Prescribed Something Powerful

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I work with what I know which is food and how it works for your body. I'm not legally (morally, ethically, common knowledge-y?) allowed to diagnose or prescribe anything. But recently talking to a client, I realized something I could ethically and legally prescribe. Permission.

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Making Okanagan Sourdough [Recipe]

Sourdough bread is one of the finest foods around. While I could sit here and elicit memories of eating San Francisco sourdough, I’d rather share my recipe for the powerhouse that is sourdough! Sourdough bread reflects the traditional preparation of grains. It is slow-fermentation. It takes time, it takes patience. Go back to days of old (and your digestion will thank you!) See the recipe….

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The 7 Best Foods You NEED This Spring

Start your spring time with these nutrient-packed foods that are coming into season now. The benefits of stocking up on the fruits and veggies that are the first to arrive in your farmers' market are amazing: They’re sold at optimum freshness—having been grown locally rather than shipped from another continent —which means they'll have a higher nutrient content too! Stock up on my 7 go-to picks below to help cleanse up before the heat! 

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Eating Right in the Dead of (Canadian) Winter

Trust me, I miss the summer as much as you. Although, winter has a lot going for it fresh produce is usually not high on that list. Check out below for the list of vitamin-rich cold-weather foods you need to stock up on right now.

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The Easy Guide to Fats

Many people are still stuck in the (very 1980's) trend of avoiding fat at all costs. Many of my clients have serious hang-ups about the calories from fat ruining their waistline, or the feeling of fat in their mouth, because they are so trained that it is bad for them. However, what we need to understand is that fat plays many important roles in the body, including being a source of energy. Here's all the fats: the good, the bad and the ugly....

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What I Learned in 6 Years in Business

Responsibility, education, bacon and thanking you for 6 years of business. Your support means the world to me - and because of people like you I get to continue doing the work that I love in the world. I get to help people feel better. I get to coach and empower people to start making changes and I get to brew my magical tonic that I love - Experience Kombucha. Thank you from the bottom of me food-loving heart....

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Vintage Living [50 Ways to Get Healthy + Happy]

I approached my transition to a natural lifestyle with a hungry spirit over 7 years ago.... and I'm still enjoying the journey and growth! Changing your diet is about taking responsibility but its also about having fun, striving for balance and of course paying tribute to those before us who paved the way for the 'alternative' life style as well as the natural foods movement. Here's the ultimate guide to going back in time in a modern way...

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5 Truths About Going Vegan

Am I vegan? Well, the short answer is no. Although I get asked weekly if I am.

In the past 5 years I have been asked by a lot of people.....  A LOT.... if I’m vegan or vegetarian…and the answer is (still) no. But that doesn’t mean I eat meat all the time - it just means I don't eat it every day. Here's some truths about 'attempting' or trying vegan...

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Bone Broth - Why You NEED it

Bone broth - incredibly healthy and nourishing, helps our intestinal health and digestion, keeps colds and flus away by improving our immune system over the cold weather. You can make it vegetarian by using vegetables only and omitting the bones, but the gelatin from bones is what makes it so healing for our intestines. Making your own broth is inexpensive, re-uses food scraps you may otherwise throw out, plus makes your home smell great : )  

Bone broth or stock is a traditional food: one way our ancestors used up every part of an animal. Bones and marrow, skin and feet, tendons and ligaments that you can’t eat directly can be boiled and then simmered over a period of days. This simmering causes the bones and ligaments to release healing compounds like collagen or glutamine that have the power to transform your health.

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Eat Ice Cream (and Other "Bad" Things)

One reason we are so lost in nutrition is because we are constantly looking to external forces to tell us how to eat. We follow diet trends, we buy the latest products, we read the newest books and change our diets based on everyone else's opinion or 'facts.' What this does is lead us to believe that we do not inherently know what our body likes to eat, what it leads us to believe is that we don't trust ourselves to know. Here I am sharing why I don't care if my clients' eat ice cream or other junk food.....

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7 Starter Steps for Success in Nutrition

Holistic Nutrition ROCKS. Why? Because you set your body up for success, so it balances itself. Has more energy. Loses weight. Gets healthier. .... and feels better! Holistic Nutrition allows your body to heal itself deeply rather than just putting a band-aid on to cover up symptoms – focusing on all aspects of your life. Here's 7 EASY starter steps to success....

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5 Basic Ways to Stronger Immunity

Your immune system + nutrition + lifestyle. 5 Ways to nourish your Immunity.....

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3 Easy Ways to Get Back to Your Roots

We are moving back in time to move forwards .....and wanting living food in our diets again.

We want local food. We want artisinally-created foods. We want craft-beer. We want organic food.

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Is Bread a Whole Grain?

Whole grains and bread. Synonymous? Not so much. The whole concept of whole grains is generallyconfusing to people. Especially as many bread companies use the term on their label, "Made with Whole Grains!" to add to the complication! Is bread a whole grain? Let's break it down...

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What you NEVER want to see on Food Labels

Just about everyone reads labels now a days - it is a key to eating healthier as it gives you clues as to what is in the food. But how do we know what we are LOOKING for? What is a food label? Here are 2 things you never want to see on your food label.

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7 Ways to Stoke the Flames of Your Digestive Fire

Digestion doesn't begin in the stomach. It begins with us. In our mouth. Even before that - it begins in the kitchen. In the food industry, our communities, our kitchens: we need to go back in time to go forward. We need to think about foods grown close to home - and preparing them traditionally as much as we can. Here’s 7 EASY ways to amp up your digestive powers.

A lot of us have digestive issues....

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What is Holistic Nutrition? Your Body as a Canvas

Nutrition is art, you can treat your body like a canvas. Get a delicious snack for your ears, and get reading. We've gotta lotta perspective changes to get through...

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